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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1996 B3 BIG 12 NOTEBOOK DALLAS — Selected comments from Big 12 North coaches during their weekly conference call Monday: North NEBRASKA (4-1; 2-0) Next game: Saturday at Texas Tech Cornhuskers coach Tom Osborne was pleased with the way his team played in last weekend's 49-0 pounding of Baylor. "We thought Baylor had a reasonably good offense with big-play capabilities," Osborne said. "We did a pretty good job of shutting them down." He also liked what he saw from his offense. "We continue to get smoother," he said. "We played without a turnover and no major errors." COLORADO (4-1; 2-0) Next game: Saturday, at Kansas Buffaloes coach Rick Neuheisel has seen all the Heisman Trophy watches and wonders why his quarterback, Koy Detmer, isn't higher on the lists. "I don't know why he isn't being mentioned with the best in the country," Neuheisel said. "In my assessment, he's fabulous. He's been playing well all year. When we give him a chance to get his feet set, he makes all the right decisions." KANSAS (3-2,1-1) Next game: Saturday, Colorado Jayhawks coach Glen Mason said he's very pleased with the job defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz has done. "Mike Hankwitz has done an outstanding job for us," Mason said. "We didn't know what direction our team was going to take last year, and he brought in some stability. 'This year, when we thought we'd be better and really, really struggled ... Mike was rock-solid. We got a ways to go to be the kind of team defensively we need to be in the Big 12, but we think we're going in the right direction." KANSAS STATE (5-1; 2-1) Next game: Saturday, at Texas A&M Wildcats coach Bill Snyder doesn't think there's much difference between his quarterback Kent Skornia and Missouri's Corby Jones after seeing them go head-to-head last weekend. "I think the common perception is that Skornia throws the ball and Corby Jones runs the ball," Snyder said. "I don't necessarily believe they would be exclusively locked into those thinks. "I watched both during pregame warmups, and I think Jones throws the ball well, like Skornia does." MASON SNYDER MISSOURI (2-4; 0-3) Next game: Oct. 26, Oklahoma State Tigers coach Larry Smith couldn't have picked a better time for an off week. "We've got to try to get healthy. Our defense is beat up considerably," he said. "Right now, we look more like a MASH unit than a football team." Smith also has found a statistical reason to appreciate an idle weekend in October. 'There were 51 Division I teams that had off weeks (in September). Twenty- one won and 30 lost," Smith said. "I think being off in the month of October, more in middle of season, can be more helpful. It can't do anything but help." IOWA STATE (2-3; 1-1) Next game: Saturday, at Oklahoma State College football followers know what Troy Davis can do. They're learning quickly what a threat his younger brother, Darren, also is. "He's one of the most mature freshmen I've ever been around in all my years in college football," Cyclones coach Dan McCarney said. "We need to get him the ball more.... "You won't see him in the starting lineup, but you'll see him contribute more.... Each week, we're going to try and work him in more and more." South TEXAS TECH (4-2; 3-1) Next game: Saturday, Nebraska With all the attention being paid to running back Byron Hanspard, quarterback Zebbie Letheridge is being overlooked in the Red Raiders' success. Letheridge is 18-9 as a starter, proving that even though he isn't always pretty, he's can get the job done. "He's a good field general, a good leader," coach Spike Dykes said. 'The guys look to him when the going gets tough." TEXAS A&M (3-3, 1-1) Next game: Saturday, Kansas State Although he was Texas A&M's starting quarterback last year, Corey Pullig wasn't considered the best quarterback on campus. That honor went to Branndon Stewart, who had to sit out the year after transferring from Tennessee. Six games into his A&M career, Stewart has been good but not great. It's not totally his fault the Aggies have struggled, but he also hasn't done anything heroic to keep them from being down. "If you consider it was a young quarterback who has played six games, he's done well," coach R.C. Slocum said. "He's made some very impressive plays and some plays that weren't very impressive. "All in all, I'm very positive about him and his abilities." Part of Stewart's problem has been fumbling, but Slocum pointed out that several of his drops came after being pounded by defenders. TEXAS (3-3; 2-1) Next game: Oct. 26, at Colorado The Longhorns are idle this week, giving coach John Mackovic a chance to regroup after three losses in the last four games. "We have a lot to work on," Mackovic said. "I'm glad we have some time off. We've got to use it wisely." Mackovic said he had hoped to slowly bring along some young linemen, but injuries have forced them to play more. Doing so against teams like Notre Dame and Virginia has been tough, he said. OKLAHOMA STATE (3-3; 0-3) Next game: Saturday, Iowa State Fans attending Saturday's game won't want to head out for hot dogs when either team is on the field as both offenses feature star running backs who wear No. 28 — .OSU's David Thompson and Iowa State's Troy Davis. 'That's going to be very interesting," Cowboys coach Bob Simmons said. 'Troy is a guy they give the ball to in every situation. We really have to put up a great effort to get him stopped." OKLAHOMA (1-4; 1-1) Next game: Saturday, at Baylor Sooners coach John Blake said there was a big celebration awaiting him in Norman following a surprising 30-27 overtime victory over Texas. "I don't think we have enough time to list everybody I've heard from," he said. "People around town were just blowing their horns, real excited about what took place. I've given them a new name: unconditional fans." Blake hopes to keep the positive energy flowing. "It's overwhelming right now. It's something we've got to feed off of." BAYLOR (3-2; 0-2) Next game: Saturday, Oklahoma Bears coach Chuck Reedy worked in a pretty good Southeastern Conference program at Clemson and he's run things for several years at Baylor. Still, he marvels at the longrunning success of Nebraska, which whacked his team 49-0 last weekend. "You can't say enough about their program," he said. "When you play them, you're not just playing this year's team — you're really playing 30-plus years of a program that has perpetuated and sustained itself. 'They're a mature team. They always have a lot of fifth-year seniors. It's just a very, very impressive football team in every aspect." - By The Associated Press T BASEBALL PLAYOFFS AL champions take day off KU / Shooting a key New York Yankees will begin World Series preparations today By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The clubhouse was nearly quiet, mail piled neatly on the players' chairs, World Series tickets filling envelopes on a table in the middle of the room. After winning their first AL pennant in 15 years, the New York Yankees took Monday off. They'll start Series preparations with a workout today. "I don't think you would want five days off," manager Joe Torre said after Sunday's 6-4 victory at Baltimore, which wrapped up the best-of-7 AL championship series in five games. "As far as the alternative, we will take five days as opposed to playing Tuesday and Wednesday," he joked. Rest will give players a chance to heal before opening the World Series against Atlanta or St. Louis at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. Second baseman Mariano Duncan missed Sunday's game because of a sore hamstring. Third baseman Wade Boggs, bothered by a bad back during the second half of the season, is 3-for-28 in the postseason. Right fielder Paul O'Neill, hobbling because of a pulled right hamstring, is just 5-for-26. And David Cone, who returned from surgery in September, has struggled in both of his postseason starts. Orioles manager Davey Johnson said Cone showed signs of a dead arm, muscular tiring that usually hits pitchers in the middle of spring training. In Game 3, Torre rested both Boggs and O'Neill, shaking up the lineup and trying to give them a day of rest. Charlie Hayes took over at third and Darryl Strawberry played right. Torre has stayed with O'Neill and Boggs, even through their hitting funks. "I feel like I owe it to the people who have helped us to get where we are right now to play," he said. Torre also has some big decisions to make about his pitchers. Andy Pettitte, who allowed just three hits over eight innings in Sunday's clincher, could start Game 1 on five days' rest. Or Cone could start on nine days' rest. Against the Orioles, Torre elected to use Pettitte in the opener, giving him a chance to pitch Game 4 on three .days' rest. That was foiled when Game 1 was pushed back a day because of rain, and No. 4 starter Kenny Rogers had another lousy start when he pitched Game 4, giving up four runs and five hits in three-plus innings. FROM PAGE B1 Haase's shooting All eyes will be on the shooting touch of senior guard Jerod Haase this season. Haase's outside shooting problems (39.8 percent) were a mystery last year, but Williams maintains there's no one he'd rather have in the lineup. "I think it's important for Jerod to shoot the basketball better than he did last season," Williams said. "But at the same time, I think it's also important for Ryan Robertson's shot to go in and for Billy Thomas to shoot it better as well. "I'm not going to say the key to our success is how Jerod Haase shoots the basketball," he added. "He does so many other things to help you even when his shot isn't going in, and I think he showed that last year." Late Night with Roy A full house of 17,000 fans are expected Friday night for "Late Night With Roy Williams," KU's annual preseason hoops fest. The doors at Allen Fieldhouse will open at 6:00, with the Mis- The Associated Press New York Yankee fans, as many as 10,000, line up to purchase World Series tickets outside Yankee Stadium Monday morning. Thousands showed up before Sunday night's game against Baltimore. Mob gathers for Series tickets Some 10,000 fans camp outside Yankee Stadium in South Bronx By The Associated Press NEW YORK — They got trampled, they got drunk, they got high, they got dirty and dead tired. But they got The Tickets. Up to 10,000 fans, by some estimates, spent a night or two outside Yankee Stadium for a chance to see the Bronx Bombers play their first World Series in 15 years. "It's for The ... Big ... One," said Liam Collins, a bleary-eyed 23-year-old clutching his tickets as he left the South Bronx stadium Monday morning. Fans waited out the night in a park across the street in tents, sleeping bags and cots, leaving behind a sea of trash amid fallen police barricades. The ground was strewn with reeking bottles of beer and food. Some even survived an overnight stampede unscathed. At about 3 a.m., police opened up a gate in the chain-link fence, "and there was a huge surge of people, running," said Robert Eisner, 33, a city employee from Manhattan. "Chairs got knocked out of their hands, some went down and got trampled." And on the other side of the fence, he said, "I saw cops who were frightened. I saw it in their eyes." Among those who went down was Christine Mallis, 16, of Islip, Long Island, who had arrived with her father at 5 p.m. Sunday to wait for the gates to open at 9 a.m. Monday. "It was a little scary," said the teen-ager, nursing her knee in a plastic chair — but sticking to her place in line at 10 a.m., about an hour away from getting her tickets. She was down for about a minute, adding excitedly, "It was just like a rock concert!" Collins, a carpenter from Staten Island, said he and his friend, Patrick Glynn, 30, were surrounded by people in the park smoking marijuana that floated their way, "and we got high." They also were caught in the BRIEFLY South High's Mitchell South High to have qualifies for state golf tailgate party Friday souri-Kansas volleyball match following at 7:00. The Jayhawk men's basketball team is expected to take the court around 10:15 p.m. for an hour or so. In previous years, 'Late Night' was to be the start of preseason practice for KU, but the Jayhawks officially start fall drills tonight at 7:00. Injury report Vaughn's injury was obviously the biggest news of the preseason for KU, but there have been others. Freshman guard Nick Bradford suffered a possible broken nose Saturday during a team scrimmage. If the nose is broken, it will be the second of the fall for the 6- foot-6, 175-pounder from Fayetteville, Ark. "I don't know what we're going to do with him," Williams said. "He may come out Friday night as the Masked Marvel." Another player recovering from surgery is McGrath. He injured his wrist 11 months ago and had corrective surgery in May. Thomas has had back problems this fall, the same malady that plagued him last season. EMPORIA — Salina South's Sara Mitchell shot an 88 and finished ninth in the Class 5-6A golf regional at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course on Monday. The top-10 finish qualified Mitchell for the state meet next Monday at Salina Municipal. Mitchell was the only Salina player to qualify for state. Manhattan's Lindsey Hammerschmidt was the top individual, firing an 8-over 79. Manhattan won the team title with a 335,10 shots lower than runner-up Washburn Rural. Salina South was sixth with 425 and Central 10th with 453. "Sara did a good job," said South coach Jim Scheffer. "She was nervous about her chances (to qualify for state), but she was successful. "I was pleased with everybody's play,"Scheffer said. " (Katie) Graham shot her best. (Stacey) Ramage improved. And (Mono) Savo, an exchange student from Finland, just started playing this fall." Jordanne LaRue led Central with a 104. Tournament results and the rest of Salina players' scores are in today's Scoreboard. BMC volleyball team wins three at home Brown Mackie's volleyball team won three matches at the Salina Family YMCA on Monday. The Lions (23-6) defeated Hesston 15-6,15-7; Dodge City 15-6,153; and Southeast Nebraska, 15-6, 15-4. "We played with very few peaks and valleys. We were consistent," BMC coach Cheryl Aherns said. "Everybody did their job. We had a good serving night. It took some of our opponents out of their offense." Aherns also praised her team's blocking. Brown Mackie travels to McPherson tonight to play Central College. stampede, with Collins' scarf torn off his neck. But in return, he picked up a cooler abandoned by a fan sprinting ahead. No serious injuries were reported. But by morning, police in riot gear were at the ready as fans stood — and sat — in the line that hugged the stadium, behind blue barricades. For love of the Yankees, they left behind a filthy urban encampment. The wait "was absolute hell," added Mike Fortuna, 21, of New Rochelle. "Dirty, rowdy people, and everyone trying to cut in." The mostly male fans guarded their places with passion, chanting obscenities at several people trying to sneak a place in line. In one instance, as the faceoff intensified, police were heard calling a backup detail. But in the end, "this was a night to remember," said Angel Vega, 34, a Bronx bun company employee. He left flashing a big smile and four tickets as the October sun lighted up the 57,545 empty blue seats of Yankee Stadium — ready for Saturday. The Salina South High School Booster Club will sponsor a Brookville chicken dinner tailgate party Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Salina Stadium. Advance tickets are $5 for children 12 and under and $6 for adults. Tickets at the door (available after 6:15 p.m.) will be limited and are $1 higher. Carry-outs are available at no extra charge. Advance tickets may be purchased at Sutherlands, Doc's Barber Shop or from Garry and Morea Charvat. Central High's game Friday to start at 7 p.m. Salina Central's football game Friday at Topeka against Highland Park will kickoff at 7 p.m., instead of the usual 7:30 p.m. kickoff time. Champion wrestler to speak at KWCA clinic Olympic and world wrestling champion Kenny Monday will be the featured speaker at the annual Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association clinic Nov. 1-2 at the Salina Red Coach Inn. Friday's session will run from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday's session will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost of the clinic is $30. For more information, call 316-327-2486. Sterling rallies to trip Wesleyan spikers Kansas Wesleyan's volleyball team dropped a Kansas Conference match to Sterling Monday night at Muir Gymnasium. Wesleyan (5-11 overall, 4-5 in the KCAC) won the first game, 15-11. But Sterling won the next three games 15-13,15-13,15-8. "Our inability to pass the ball at key times cost us the match," said KW coach Tom Hughes. Marsha Emmot led the Coyotes with 20 kills and 13 digs in the match. Lisa Tripp had 28 assists and Tabetha Gilliepie added five blocks. <> o The Salina Journal RANKINGS CLASS 6A 1. Olathe North (1) 6-0 2. Manhattan (2) 5-0 3. Lawrence (3) 5-1 4. Blue Valley Northwest (4) 6-0 5. Washburn Rural (NR) 6-0 This week — Olathe East at Olathe North; Manhattan at Junction City; Lawrence at Topeka High; SM Northwest at Blue Valley Northwest; Topeka West at Washburn Rural. CLASS 5A 1. Liberal (1) 5-0 2. Wichita Carroll (3) 6-0 3. Salina Central (2) 5-1 4. Andover (5) 4-1 5. Arkansas City (NR) 5-1 This week — Liberal at Campus; Goddard at Wichita Carroll; Salina Central at Highland Park; Andover at Winfield; Arkansas City at Coffeyville. CLASS 4A 1. Ulysses (1) 6-0 2. Paola(2) 6-0 3. Andale(3) 6-0 4. Fort Scott (4) 6-0 5. Sabetha (5) 6-0 6. Wellington (7) 5-1 7. Fredonia (8) 6-0 8. Douglass (NR) 5-1 9. Goodland (NR) 4-2 10. Scott City (NR) 4-2 This week — Ulysses Larned; Spring Hill at Paola; Haven at Andale; Fort Scott at Girard; Holton at Sabetha; Wellington at Mulvane; Fredonia at Circle; Augusta at Douglass; Goodland at TMP-Marian; Scott City at Colby. CLASS 3A 1. Norton (2) 6-0 2. Smith Center (3) 6-0 3. Southeast of Saline (5) 6-0 4. Riley County (6) 6-0 5. Wichita Collegiate (4) 6-0 6. Silver Lake (1) 5-1 7. Trego (8) 4-2 8. Hoisington (7) 5-1 9. Beloit(10) 5-1 10. Central Heights (NR) 6-0 This week — Oberlin at Norton; Smith Center at Phillipsburg; Belleville at Southeast of Saline; Wabaunsee at Riley County; Wichita Collegiate at Bluestem; Oskaloosa at Silver Lake; Trego at Leoti; Hoisington at Oakley; Beloit at Minneapolis; Yates Center at Central Heights. CLASS 2-1A 1. Frankfort (1) 6-0 2. Ell-Saline (2) 6-0 3. Garden Plain (3) 6-0 4. Ness City (4) 6-0 5. Pittsburg Colgan (5) 6-0 6. Sacred Heart (7) 6-0 7. Stockton (6) 3-3 8. St. Francis (8) 5-1 9. Troy (9) 5-1 10. Frontenac (10) 4-2 This week — Washington at Frankfort; Inman at Ell-Saline; Caldwell at Garden Plain; Ness City at Quinter; Pittsburg Colgan at Pleasanton; Sacred Heart at Canton-Galva; Lincoln at Stockton; St. Francis at Hill City; Valley Falls at Troy; Frontenac at Shiloh Christ., Ark. EIGHT-MAN I 1. Centre (1) 6-0 2. Little River (2) 6-0 3. Mankato (3) 6-0 4. Blue Valley-Randolph (4) 6-0 5. Linn (5) 5-0 6. Coldwater (7) 5-1 7. Goessel (8) 5-1 8. Waconda East (9) 6-0 9. Wilson (6) 5-1 10. Grinnell(10) 4-1 This week — Solomon at Centre; Little River at Skyline; Mankato at Nelson, Neb.; Linn at Blue Valley Randolph; Coldwater at Minneola; Goessel at Hope; Waconda East at Pike Valley; Quivira Heights at Wilson; Tribune at Grinnell. EIGHT-MAN II 1. Sylvan (1) 6-0 2. Kensington (2) 6-0 3. Rolla(3) 6-0 4. Triplains (4) 6-0 5. Lewis (5) 6-0 6. Logan 6) 6-0 7. LeRoy(7) 6-0 8. Haviland (9) 4-1 9. Mansion (10) 5-1 10. Northern Valley (NR) 4-2 This week — Downs at Sylvan; Kensington at Logan; Fowler at Rolla; Triplains at Brewster; Lewis at Protection; Williamsburg at LeRoy; Haviland at Moscow; Hanston at Deerfield; Eastern Heights at Northern Valley.

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